Welcome to The Diner in Norman, OK

The Best Breakfast in Town!

Check us out on an episode of “Uncovering Oklahoma,” featuring our famous chili!


The Diner serves traditional, American homestyle and Tex-Mex meals, five days a week, rain or shine! Family-owned and operated in Norman, Oklahoma, our restaurant offers a full breakfast and lunch menu, including daily specials, from open to close. At The Diner, we serve up real food that will keep you coming back for more. We have options for every size appetite, and we are confident you won’t leave our restaurant hungry!

With deep ties to the Norman community, the Amspacher family is proud to welcome guests from all over the country who are drawn to our friendly service, hearty food, and a good dose of spicy sass.

Our friendly staff promptly fills to-go orders Thursday through Monday, including pints of chili and meals. Our dining room is open at 50% capacity for those who prefer to dine-in. The Diner also offers catering services. Stop by today to enjoy a delicious homestyle Diner meal five days a week. We look forward to meeting you!

To place an order for pick-up (all week long), order online or call us at (405) 329-6642. Or place an order through Postmates!

About Us

The Diner is the latest in a long tradition of chili parlors and diners that have been operating continuously in our Main Street building for over 100 years. Owner Bonnie Amspacher is the fourth generation of a Norman family famous for its chili and great down-home Tex-Mex cooking. Her great-grandfather moved the Amspacher family to Norman, Oklahoma, during the Great Depression and opened the Southside Grocery, fondly remembered today by many Normanites. In 1989, Bonnie’s father Mark opened The Diner, featuring the award-winning chili in many dishes that The Diner carries on today.

Bonnie is an artist whose work you’ll find displayed on our walls. The Diner is also decorated with a gallery of nostalgic fishing and chili cookoff photos, work by local artists, and memorabilia from past visits by Food Network hosts Guy Fieri and Ty Pennington. Bonnie carries on the family tradition that “Food is Love.” She works alongside a dedicated team to bring Norman the relaxed, friendly, warm and home-like setting that is The Diner.